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Review: Coolpad Defiant for T-Mobile

Aug 9, 2017, 4:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Coolpad's low-cost Defiant is an entry-level device sold by T-Mobile. Some aspects of this Android handset are great, but it is held back by some egregious missteps. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report about Coolpad's not-so-cool Defiant.

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Review: Blu R1 Plus

May 2, 2017, 3:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Blu is back with another Android handset for U.S. consumers who prefer the unlocked life. The Blu R1 Plus packs a big screen and an even bigger battery. You can opt to use the phone on AT&T or T-Mobile, with support for up to two phone numbers thanks to dual SIM card slots. If you're in the market for a network-flexible smartphone, the R1 Plus handles the basics. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: LeEco LePro3

Nov 14, 2016, 3:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The LePro3 from LeEco is a flagship-class device that costs hundreds of dollars less than today's top phones, and yet it delivers almost-as-good performance. This unlocked Android Marshmallow smartphone works on AT&T and T-Mobile's LTE 4G networks and carries a bevy of video content apps. Find out what's great and what's not in Phonescoop's full review of the LeEco LePro3.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note7 for T-Mobile

Aug 26, 2016, 7:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is one of the best phones of the year. This pricey phablet is a powerhouse of mobile computing. If you can afford it, there are few Android phones as feature-rich as the Note7.

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Review: Sony Xperia X - Unlocked

Jun 29, 2016, 11:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Xperia X is an unlocked Android smartphone that Sony is selling directly to consumers. The phone departs from Sony's Xperia Z series in ways that are both good and bad. This compact handset works with AT&T and T-Mobile, delivers good battery life, and has an excellent camera. It's a shame that so many features have been stripped out. Here is Phonescoop's full review of the Xperia X from Sony.

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Review: Coolpad Catalyst for T-Mobile

Jun 17, 2016, 3:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Coolpad is back with another handset for T-Mobile. The Catalyst is a low-cost Android smartphone for novice or older users. This phone may be inexpensive, but it suffers from several critical problems that limit its appeal to a small group. Find out what ails the Catalyst in our full review.

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Review: WeBoost Eqo In-Home Signal Booster

Apr 20, 2016, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

WeBoost's Eqo signal booster promises to improve cellular coverage in your home or apartment. Consisting of a booster and antenna, the whole system fits most average dwellings. If you need a few more bars to connect calls, the WeBoost may be what you need. Here is Phonescoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Blu Vivo 5

Mar 25, 2016, 6:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Blu is selling the Vivo 5 directly to consumers unlocked. This Android device is slim, attractive, and made from good materials. It boasts a big screen, solid camera, exceptional battery, and compatibility with AT&T and T-Mobile. Here is Phonescoop's in-depth report about Blu's latest.

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Review: Alcatel Fierce XL with Windows for T-Mobile

Mar 8, 2016, 7:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Alcatel ported Windows 10 to its Fierce XL handset and the result is a low-cost point of entry to Microsoft's ecosystem of productivity apps. The Fierce XL with Windows in a simple smartphone that impresses and bores at the same time. Here is Phonescoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Mar 2, 2016, 4:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony is offering its Xperia Z5 Compact to US buyers online. This unlocked Android smartphone works with both AT&T and T-Mobile. It offers the best of the Z5 flagship in a smaller, more affordable package. The design, materials, and build quality are top notch, and the camera software dazzles. Here is Phonescoop's in-depth report.

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Review: Blu Studio Selfie

Dec 24, 2015, 1:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Studio Selfie marks Blu's first real push into the U.S. market. This inexpensive Android phone features surprisingly good materials and build quality, reasonably good performance, and a stock Android experience. The Studio Selfie is sold unlocked and works with the LTE networks of T-Mobile and AT&T. It's a bargain for those who prefer the unlocked life.

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Review: CAT S40

Oct 18, 2015, 12:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

CAT is offering the rugged S40 to U.S. buyers directly online. This Android smartphone is designed to take a beating and still get you to your meeting on time. This phone is sold unlocked and works with networks such as those run by AT&T and T-Mobile. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: ZTE ZMax for T-Mobile / MetroPCS

Dec 31, 2014, 9:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The ZMax is a budget phablet available from both T-Mobile and MetroPCS. This Android handset should appeal to cost-conscious buyers who want the biggest screen they can afford.

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Review: Kyocera Hydro Life for T-Mobile / MetroPCS

Dec 8, 2014, 4:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Hydro Life is an affordable waterproof handset from Kyocera that offers all the power of Android in a compact package that goes where you go. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z3 for T-Mobile

Nov 24, 2014, 7:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony's Xperia Z3 is an excellent addition to T-Mobile's lineup. Anyone invested in Sony's gaming and content services would do well to consider it. Even if you're not a Sony fiend, the Z3 is a tempting, premium Android handset.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 635 for T-Mobile

Aug 1, 2014, 7:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Aug 1, 2014, 4:40 PM

Nokia's entry-level Lumia 635 is a solid little phone, especially when you consider just how inexpensive it is. It is among the first to run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which shines on this tiny titan.

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Review: LG L90 for T-Mobile

Jun 24, 2014, 3:20 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG's latest L Series Android phone fills in T-Mobile's entry-level roster. The L90 is an LG phone through and through thanks to core features, but better options might be available.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile

Jan 15, 2014, 7:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Sony Xperia Z1S offers T-Mobile customers a top-notch media experience in a slim and attractive piece of hardware. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Light for T-Mobile

Dec 13, 2013, 8:18 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung offers a smaller handset for the phablet averse with the Galaxy Light, an Android phone for everyman.

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Review: Alcatel OneTouch Fierce for T-Mobile

Nov 15, 2013, 3:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Alcatel lands an entry-level device on T-Mobile's shelves in the OneTouch Fierce. This solid smartphone offers a good value for the budget-conscious shopper. android

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Review: Google Nexus 5

Nov 11, 2013, 4:41 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Phone Scoop tests Google's Nexus 5 on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. Here is our in-depth look at Google's latest stock Android smartphone. It has the software many people want, but can the hardware keep up?

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Review: LG Optimus F6 for T-Mobile

Oct 23, 2013, 6:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG spits out an entry-level Android smartphone for T-Mobile. The budget-friendly Optimus F6 has a lot going for it, and a few things going against it, too.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for T-Mobile

Oct 1, 2013, 8:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung takes another stab at the Note phablet and might finally have a winner on its hands. Here's what we like and don't like about Samsung's latest large-screen Android smartphone.

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Review: LG G2 for AT&T

Sep 13, 2013, 11:51 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The LG G2 is a flagship smartphone that hopes to take on the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, and others. It is bristling with technology, but stumbles here and there getting it all to work.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 925 for T-Mobile

Jul 27, 2013, 5:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Nokia's Lumia 925 represents the current pinnacle of hardware design for Windows Phone, but it still doesn't get every feature right. See where the 925 shines and where it doesn't in Phone Scoop's full review.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile USA

Jul 10, 2013, 2:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony delivers an excellent Android smartphone to the country's "upstart" carrier with the Xperia Z.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit for T-Mobile

Jun 28, 2013, 7:43 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy Exhibit is a compact Android smartphone from Samsung for T-Mobile. The Exhibit aims for the entry-level segment and manages to find its own niche in T-Mobile's lineup.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile

May 31, 2013, 1:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Nokia churns out another capable Windows Phone with the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile. See if this budget smartphone is the right pick for you in Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

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Review: Google Nexus 4

Dec 7, 2012, 4:55 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Nexus 4 is the fourth-generation pure Android smartphone from Google. It is built by LG, and works on AT&T and T-Mobile USA's networks. Unfortunately, the great Jelly Bean operating system outshines the hardware from LG.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 810 for T-Mobile USA

Nov 20, 2012, 8:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Lumia 810 is a solid mid-range Windows Phone for T-Mobile USA. What it lacks in style, it makes up for in functionality and performance.

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